Observation 44102: Pycnothelia papillaria Dufour
When: 2010-04-10
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Location: 35°12’48.33"N, 85°54’14.26"W, el. 524 m. Piney Point Trail.

Substrate: Growing on sandy soil at the base of exposed sandstone rocks and cliff-face..

Habitat: Low, open, pine-oak woodland on thin, sandy soil over sandstone at the edge of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.

Identification: Pale gray, hollow, finger-like, branching podetia with orangish-tan or brown tips emerging from a persistent, granular thallus.

Sharnoff’s Pycnothelia papillaria gallery
CNALH images and locality map, and a larger, interactive locality map.

Common name: gnome fingers

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, p.610; Harris and Ladd, 2005, p.206

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